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Plowright makes a bold attempt at emulating her distinguished predecessors and accomplishes much that is eloquent, most of all in her Act 2 solos, the second of which, ”O des infortunes, deesse, tutelaire”, within the act’s finale, has just the right prayerful, rapt quality.

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Music composed by Gaspare Spontini. Oxford University Press is a department of the University of Oxford. You could not be signed in. The Studio Recitals [Box Set].

The libretto is exceptionally fine, and was one of Beethoven ‘s favorites. The most powerful act is the second, which features Julia’s aria “Impitoyables Dieux,” a grand love duet, Julia’s prayer, and the High Priest’s sentencing of Julia to Death.


The Pontifex Maximus is unyielding. And if he tended to write the same opera more than once, as so many do — he wrote four grand operas, Agnese his last being perhaps the most stupendous — it was not due to a lack of imagination or craft but an excess of passion. The soprano’s whole performance is conceived on the right, grand scale with nothing shirked: Libretto by Hugo von Hofmannsthal.

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La Vestale, opera

Introspection Late Night Partying. Act I Act II festale. Tragedy in one act. Azione tragica in two acts. Both of these must surely have been known to Berlioz in terms of line and colour.

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Please enable JavaScript in your browser to use the site fully. It says, even if I didn’t write the Barber of Seville, I did good works. The Pontifex Maximus arrives and accuses Julia of perfidy.

Although Julia attempts to avoid going to Licinius’s triumphshe is delegated to present him with a wreath. Work Title La vestale Alt ernative.

Music drama in three acts. Roger Pines; La vestale. Licinius arrives; during their rapturous reconciliation, the flame expires. Melodramma tragico in three acts. Julia is freed from her vows. Email alerts New issue alert. To purchase short term access, please sign in to your Oxford Academic account above. Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4. Ippolito ed Aricia Ippolito ed Aricia: Al to Rome after a victorious campaign, Licinius finds his beloved Julia has become a priestess of Vesta.


A Note from the Guest Editor. Arranger Hugo Ulrich Copyist Copyists of Wien. She is led before the altar and climbs down into the open grave. The High Priestess recognizes divine intervention.

Libretto by Etienne de Jouy. Sexy Trippy All Moods. AllMusic Featured Composition Noteworthy. Their advocacy was fortunate for the composer, since the prevailing taste in French opera houses had turned toward a retrenchment of traditional French musical and dramatic styles and against increasing Italianate influence.

Libretto by Vsstale de’ Calzabigi. In the temple of Vesta, Julia guards the eternal flame and prays to be freed of temptation.